Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2006, 03:36 PM
MGB Guy's Avatar
MGB Guy MGB Guy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wentzville, MO
Posts: 18
What to do with leaves before final cleanup.

What does everyone do with leaves before the final cleanup? Do you clean them up each time? Do you just mulch them up over and over? Do you just mow them over once? What do you do? And if you do any of that, do you up your prices for all that or how do you do it? I'm just trying to stay competitive and in business and see what everyone else thinks the best way is and see if I've been doin it right
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2006, 04:00 PM
Uranus's Avatar
Uranus Uranus is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,646
I have alway kept on mowing until leaves get to thick to bag. Then out comes the leaf box, blower, and alot of time blowing out beds. As you know for a few weeks you suck up leaves, then all of a sudden your under a foot a leaves.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2006, 04:33 PM
John Gamba's Avatar
John Gamba John Gamba is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: ct
Posts: 10,813
mulch them up till you no longer can cut. then if its still warm and the grass is growing, get them for leaf removal plus a cut. if there are still more leaves coming down after, get them for more hours for the final clean up.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2006, 09:15 PM
LawnScapers of Dayton LawnScapers of Dayton is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 2,571
as of Oct 1, I change to bi-weekly visits and do leaf clean ups.......I charge 2.5 times my normal mowing charge. This has worked very well for me for years. I finish in early Dec. with final clean ups


D
__________________
LawnScapers of Dayton
(formerly know as DRM Ventures, Ltd.)

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.' - Barack Obama
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2006, 10:16 PM
gardenkeeper88's Avatar
gardenkeeper88 gardenkeeper88 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 346
Quote:
Originally Posted by DRM Ventures
as of Oct 1, I change to bi-weekly visits and do leaf clean ups.......I charge 2.5 times my normal mowing charge. This has worked very well for me for years. I finish in early Dec. with final clean ups


D
Pretty close to me Early oct as I can most of my customers get on a bi weekly cut. I have an additional chg. for leaf pick up as well. based on amount of leaves each house.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Page generated in 0.07748 seconds with 7 queries